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Game store itch.io has setup a big mixed bundle of all sorts to support 'Racial Justice and Equality' and there's a lot of interesting stuff in it.

This might be the biggest bundle ever, with over 700 items included and a minimum donation amount of only $5. It's a ridiculously good deal and for a charitable cause, with all proceeds being split 50/50 between NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund.

As the bundle page states:

We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people. We hope that everyone takes a stand in any way that they can. We’ve partnered with creators from all across our platform to support organizations that are working directly with those affected.

The bundle quickly smashed through $200K and it's now set a new goal at $500K, given the support it has received I would be surprised if it didn't smash that too. Even more projects are going to be added to the bundle, as the itch founder mentioned on Twitter to expect another 185 projects to be added.

I've had a little look over and it's full of great things. There's quite a few wonderful Linux games included like:

  • A Short Hike
  • Airships: Conquer the Skies
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
  • Democratic Socialism Simulator
  • Gladiabots
  • Haque
  • MidBoss
  • Minit
  • Overland
  • Shipwreck
  • Super Hexagon
  • Tonight We Riot
  • Verdant Skies
  • + A great many more

There's also game assets from Kenney, plenty of smaller experimental games, the DragonRuby Game Toolkit from game porter and SDL2 software developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and game dev Amir Rajan and the list of included bits goes on for hundreds more. It's an incredible deal.

If you do buy it, the bundle will not instantly add everything to your itch library. Instead, you're given a page where you can select from it so that it doesn't overload you.

See the full charity bundle here where it will be open for another 10 days.

Also remember that itch has an open source client that comes in handy.

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minus9 7 Jun
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Another 700+ games to add to my unplayed list of shame :)

For anyone who's never played Oxenfree, it's worth it for that alone.
Quoting: tuubiSure you can. Just tick the "Give this game as a gift" checkbox when you buy it.
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So the mail address doesn't have to be one from a Itch customer and it is literally a code that everyone can redeem on Itch?
flesk 7 Jun
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Quoting: RafiLinux
Quoting: dpanterA bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/

I got around this but adding the games I wanted to my collection and it will show up under owned games making it easy to install.

Can you expand on this? I tried adding a game from the bundle to a collection using the "Add to Collection" button on the store page, but it doesn't show up under my owned games, and can't be installed from the game page opened from the collection in the Itch client.
tuubi 7 Jun
Quoting: Doc Angelo
Quoting: tuubiSure you can. Just tick the "Give this game as a gift" checkbox when you buy it.
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So the mail address doesn't have to be one from a Itch customer and it is literally a code that everyone can redeem on Itch?
When you buy a gift, Itch.io sends a unique download link to the recipient's address, with an optional message from you. No codes involved, just a unique download URL. They can claim the game for their Itch.io account at any time, but only if they want to.
tuubi 7 Jun
Quoting: flesk
Quoting: RafiLinux
Quoting: dpanterA bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/

I got around this but adding the games I wanted to my collection and it will show up under owned games making it easy to install.

Can you expand on this? I tried adding a game from the bundle to a collection using the "Add to Collection" button on the store page, but it doesn't show up under my owned games, and can't be installed from the game page opened from the collection in the Itch client.
As soon as you click download on any of the items on the special bundle page you got a link for when you bought the bundle, they should appear under owned games in your library. At least they did for me. And opening the game's page afterwards, I see the [Install] button at the bottom. If this doesn't work for you, maybe try restarting the client? Or contacting itch.io support if that doesn't help?

I don't think collections have anything to do with this.


EDIT: Did you actually buy the bundle for your account? I mean, were you logged in to itch.io at the time? If you did, you should see something like this at the top left when you're on the bundle page:
already bought

You should be able to claim the bundle on the download page if you didn't.


Last edited by tuubi on 7 June 2020 at 9:51 pm UTC
flesk 8 Jun
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Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: flesk
Quoting: RafiLinux
Quoting: dpanterA bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/

I got around this but adding the games I wanted to my collection and it will show up under owned games making it easy to install.

Can you expand on this? I tried adding a game from the bundle to a collection using the "Add to Collection" button on the store page, but it doesn't show up under my owned games, and can't be installed from the game page opened from the collection in the Itch client.
As soon as you click download on any of the items on the special bundle page you got a link for when you bought the bundle, they should appear under owned games in your library. At least they did for me. And opening the game's page afterwards, I see the [Install] button at the bottom. If this doesn't work for you, maybe try restarting the client? Or contacting itch.io support if that doesn't help?

I don't think collections have anything to do with this.


EDIT: Did you actually buy the bundle for your account? I mean, were you logged in to itch.io at the time? If you did, you should see something like this at the top left when you're on the bundle page:
already bought

You should be able to claim the bundle on the download page if you didn't.

Yes, I've associated the purchase with my account, and both your workaround and the one I described earlier work just fine. I was just curious about this particular workaround using collections, because if that works, someone could create a collection with all of the Linux games from the bundle and link to it here, and it would save all of us from a lot of browsing. I think I must have misunderstood what they meant though, since that doesn't work for me.
RafiLinux 8 Jun
Quoting: fleskYes, I've associated the purchase with my account, and both your workaround and the one I described earlier work just fine. I was just curious about this particular workaround using collections, because if that works, someone could create a collection with all of the Linux games from the bundle and link to it here, and it would save all of us from a lot of browsing. I think I must have misunderstood what they meant though, since that doesn't work for me.

Go the games you wanted in the bundle that you purchased - Click Download - Go to the bottom of that page and it says "+ to collection" - Click that and for me I only have 1 collection

Then refresh your itch.io client and it should be under your owned games.
tuubi 8 Jun
Quoting: RafiLinuxGo the games you wanted in the bundle that you purchased - Click Download - Go to the bottom of that page and it says "+ to collection" - Click that and for me I only have 1 collection

Then refresh your itch.io client and it should be under your owned games.
I'm pretty sure it ends up in your owned games as soon as you click Download, so the step where you add it to your collection is not actually necessary. :)
Liam Dawe 8 Jun
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scaine 8 Jun
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Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: RafiLinuxGo the games you wanted in the bundle that you purchased - Click Download - Go to the bottom of that page and it says "+ to collection" - Click that and for me I only have 1 collection

Then refresh your itch.io client and it should be under your owned games.
I'm pretty sure it ends up in your owned games as soon as you click Download, so the step where you add it to your collection is not actually necessary. :)

Yep, as Tuubi notes, I hit the "download" button, but I don't bother actually downloading anything. Hitting that button has added it to my account (although you MUST restart Itch client to see the new games).

I'm not sure if wishlists/collections can be made public on Itch? If so, then, yeah, it would be cool to see a Linux-only collection of this that we could all "subscribe" to, or copy, or however it works.
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